National media briefing: Butterfly Conservation, Sue Ryder, ChildLine and Scope

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Butterflies suffered in last year's wet and cold weather, having their worst year since 1976, Butterfly Conservation has said.

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The Sue Ryder charity, which helps people who have incurable illnesses, has begun an appeal to raise £6m for a new hospice at its grounds in Peterborough.

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TV presenters Ant and Dec have announced that they will be giving their royalties from Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble to Childline, after their 1994 single raced up the charts again to number one at the weekend.

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Thousands of disabled people will be affected by up to six different welfare cuts, with the worst off potentially losing up to £23,000 each over five years, according to research carried out for The Guardian by the think-tank Demos and the disability charity Scope.

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